International Students

International students are introduced to the concept of community service, through interaction with local organizations and clubs. During these events, students meet community, political, and business leaders and discuss a wide range of issues and topics. These events help to demonstrate civilian support of the military and also ways in which many former military members serve their communities in civilian life.

Combination covers representative of several international navies and coast guards sit on display at NWC's 14th Regional Alumni Symposium held at the Peruvian Naval Academy in LaPunta-Callao, Peru.
Combination covers representative of several international navies and coast guards sit on display at NWC's 14th Regional Alumni Symposium held at the Peruvian Naval Academy in LaPunta-Callao, Peru. The three-day event, hosted in partnership with the Peruvian Naval War College, brings together 65 NWC alumni from 21 North American, Latin American and Caribbean nations to discuss common challenges in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Daniel S. Marciniak/RELEASED) 170322-N-ZD845-056 LA PUNTA-CALLAO, Peru (March 22, 2017)

International Programs

International Programs at U.S. Naval War College (NWC) directly support the development of robust global maritime partnerships. We emphasize the “Newport Connection” to enhance trust and confidence and also promote cooperation among partner nations. World events confirm the value of developing and maintaining such friendships. We offer support services to all of our students, including an orientation program and access to a writing center. Our library is open 24/7.

Naval Command College (NCC)

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Naval Staff College (NSC)

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After graduation, NWC continues to strengthen friendship and cooperation by sponsoring periodic alumni regional symposia to further promote multilateral relationships, cooperation and exchange of ideas and to give Navy regional commanders a unique opportunity to meet and collaborate with these distinguished military leaders.

Field Studies Program

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Alumni Newsletters and Professional Writing

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Events & Gatherings

Many events are organized by the international colleges’ staffs to familiarize the students and their families with aspects of customs and culture in the United States. In addition, international students are encouraged to sponsor cultural events that showcase their nations’ culture, traditions, food, and dress. The President, Provost, Dean of Students, and Dean of International Programs participate in many of these cultural and social events. The international colleges encourage an informal, voluntary program of “in home entertaining,” wherein intermediate international officers invite their classmates and families to their homes to share a bit of their country’s food, culture, history, and hospitality in a relaxed setting.

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